Old Synagogue Museum

Old Synagogue Museum
80% from 3 reviews
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Old Synagogue Museum
ul. Szeroka 24

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Editor's review

This sombre museum is housed in Cracow's oldest surviving synagogue - the aptly named Old Synagogue. It may not be as beautiful as the baroque Isaac's synagogue, but the accompanying exhibition is better - a more wide-ranging treatment of the history of Cracow's Jews, if a little old-fashioned nonetheless. The building itself is evocative. Originally built in the fifteenth century, it was remodelled a century later, and that is the look that has come down to us today. War-time damage was significant but conservators managed to resurrect the building, and you can still find haunting traces of murals here and there from the sixteenth century.

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David Kessler from United States Reply Jul 10th, 2009

We went to many of the synagogues during the festival and were amazed to see just how many there still are. Granted, most are museums now, but the whole area has an amazing atmosphere

Natalia from Ukraine Reply Jul 26th, 2007

This place seems to be full of grief and sorrow,memories about lost.It is very moderate in expression feelings because the subject still is a hot potato.

Tove and Michael from Norway Reply Mar 18th, 2007

Nice museum, worth a visit.

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